Fiery Skipper

Hylephila phyleus

Summary 3

The fiery skipper (Hylephila phyleus) is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae and is approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. The males are orange or yellow with black spots while the females are dark brown with orange or yellow spots. The caterpillars are greenish pink with a black head. The caterpillars are often considered pests and can feed on Bermudagrass, creeping bentgrass, and St. Augustine grass.

Where to Find at Duck Creek 4

Among flowering plants in the wild flower fields or along the banks of the creek.

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  1. (c) techguy_does_naturephotography, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kyle Chavez, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/79332333
  2. (c) techguy_does_naturephotography, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kyle Chavez, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/79334771
  3. Adapted by Kyle Chavez from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hylephila_phyleus
  4. (c) Kyle Chavez, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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